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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade

For those who rely on technology to speak, there are a limited number of voices. "Perfect Paul" sounds robotic, and "Heather" can seem too old for some. Now, a researcher is using sound samples from people who have never been able to speak to create new, personalized voices for them.
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Aspirin Vs. Melanoma: Study Suggests Headache Pill Prevents Deadly Skin Cancer

Women who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week for five years or more cut their risk of melanoma by 30 percent. The new study adds to the mounting pile of research suggesting that cheap, common aspirin lowers the risk of many cancers, including colon, breast, esophagus, stomach, prostate, bladder and ovarian cancer.
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Depression And Anxiety Could Be Fukushima's Lasting Legacy

Kenichi Togawa was working at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan the day the earthquake and tsunami struck. His family is still living in temporary housing. For many people, the stress and isolation brought on by the disaster could pose more persistent hazards than the radiation.
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Maryland Reversing Stance On Medical Marijuana

Maryland Health and Mental Hygiene Sec. Joshua Sharfstein is expressing support for a measure to allow medical marijuana in the state.

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